49-31-18 Access provided to companies doing business in same vicinity--Discrimination prohibited.
Access provided to companies doing business in same vicinity--Discrimination
Every telecommunications company shall provide access for any other
telecommunications company doing business in the same vicinity that makes application therefor
and shall afford all reasonable and proper facilities for such access, for reasonable compensation and
without discrimination, and under rules the commission may prescribe. To provide access facilities
at reasonable rates and to enhance and preserve universal service, the commission may establish
methods designed to determine and implement fair and reasonable access rates by rules promulgated
pursuant to chapter 1-26.
Source: SDC 1939, § 52.1316; SL 1947, ch 235; SL 1987, ch 345, § 65; SL 1988, ch 375, § 23; SL
1992, ch 328, § 26.